Be the Boss of Your Life

So I’m not doing exactly what I want for work at the moment.  And it doesn’t feel good.

I know, join the club right?

But it’s not a club I want to be in. How did I even get here anyway? What do I really want?

I can answer that question in one word: Freedom.

It’s what everyone wants. It’s a basic human right.

So when co-workers complain about the boss -it’s about not having a choice. Having to do things they don’t want to do. Not having freedom.

I’ve done a bit of personal development work in my time, and I don’t want to perpetuate negativity. But it is SO HARD not to just join right in with the complaining about the boss or other co-workers.

It’s a lot harder to try to change your situation. Because let’s face it, you’re not going to change your boss! Shocking, I know.

You could get another job, sure. But then whose rules will you have to be under then? And what personality will you have to kowtow to? You still won’t have the freedom to create what you want. You’ll still have to operate by a prescribed way of doing things. You’ll still have to do very arbitrary things that someone ELSE thinks is important.

Where am I going with this? Well, the only true path to freedom is to have your own business.

That’s probably not what people want to hear. But otherwise, you’re just trading one person’s goals for someone else’s goals. And they will NOT be YOUR goals.

And that is not the definition of freedom.

Yeah I wasn’t raised to be an entrepreneur either.  I was told all the statistics. I was taught to be scared. I was told how hard it is. How hard you have to work. How may people have FAILED. Just get a steady job and don’t complain.

Is that a way to go through life? I mean, you only get one chance at this. Are you going to live your life by someone else’s rules or your own?

Food for thought.

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June 2015
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